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What’s the difference between billig and günstig? Posted by on Mar 4, 2022

Fahrrad billig günstig confusion similar words

Billig means cheap. Günstig is cheap. But why do Germans need two words that mean the exact same thing? Well, it’s not that simple. They have subtle differences. So let’s find out what those are, and how they are similar. Click here for other posts that discuss the difference between similar terms, like the difference between werden…

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Dasselbe and das Gleiche – Not the same at all Posted by on Jun 26, 2013

A colleague of mine posted this image on our German facebook last week. As it turned out, many people don´t know the difference between “dasselbe” and “das Gleiche”. So we want to give you a little help to understand the meaning of these two phrases.   First of all you can see that “dasselbe” and…

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